Sneaking Into Summer: Stylish Sneakers for Women Over 40

Summertime usually means buying new sandals or slides, and while there are plenty of chic options out right now, the real shoe(s) of the season are sneakers. That’s right, even those of us who love our high heels and strappy sandals are going for this comfortable trend. We found a wide variety of stylish sneakers for women over 40 this season.

Not a sneaker person? Check out these styles and you might change your mind…

How to Wear Sneakers for Women Over 40

Get Girly

While sneakers are never the most feminine footwear choice, there are some recently released options that beg to differ. We like these black chiffon-trimmed Ganni sneakers that have a sporty witch vibe, or these coral pink Pumas with bows on the heels.


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Super Clean

There’s always room in our shoe wardrobes for classic white sneakers, and these white leather Common Projects might be the best iteration of this traditional style that we’ve ever seen, and they’d go with practically everything!

Go Graphic

Prints and patterns can work surprisingly well on sneakers, and you can get a little crazier than you normally would because it’s such a small area of your overall ensemble. The new Adidas Deerupt styles with their fishnet-style overlays might just be the perfect way to add a modern pop of color to your casual looks.

Try A High Top

Yes, high tops are back and better than ever! Getting the proportions right can be tricky, however, and they are best with leggings or slim pants. We like the Nike Blazers for a retro look, or check out these black and white Fryes with their floral silhouette for a contemporary take.

Put Yourself On A Platform

Platform sneakers have come a long way from the towering styles preferred by the Spice Girls in the nineties. These polka-dotted Converse are fun and very on-trend (polka dots are the new stripes), and the platform’s hardly noticeable. Or go bold with this pair from Marc Jacobs! We think the deep blue would be perfect with traditional blue or crisp white denim.

Embroider It

Gucci did it first, of course (we love these rose embroidered low tops) but the look is trickling down to lower price points for those of who’d rather not spend $500 on sneakers. Try out the trend for much less with this embroidered pair by Rebels.

As much as we love heels, there’s nothing like a great pair of sneakers to make our everyday casual looks feel super stylish – and there are tons of great pairs available now, and something for everyone’s taste.

Shop Stylish Sneakers for Women Over 40

stylish sneakers for women over 40 ten pairs

1. Ganni Harriet Chiffon-trimmed Satin-twill Sneakers, $315

2. Puma Suede Women’s Bow Sneakers, $80

3. Common Projects Tournament Leather Sneakers, $405

4. Adidas WOMEN’S ORIGINALS, Deerupt Runner Shoes, $70

5. Nike Blazer Mid Vintage Sneakers, $100

6. Frye Lena Floral Leather High-Top Sneaker, now $208

7. Converse Chuck Taylor® One Star Platform Sneaker, $80

8. Marc Jacobs Empire Multicolored-Sole Leather Platform Sneakers, $225

9. Gucci ‘New Ace’ Low Top Sneaker, $730

10. Rebels Lola Embroidered Leather Sneaker, now $49.97

– Jacqueline Zenn

You may also like to read more from Jacqui like Mile High Style: Air Travel Tips And Tricks and What To Wear When You Are Sick Of Winter! You might also want to read Are You Sure You Are Buying The Right Size Tieks?


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